The scientific reason why there are traffic jams

imageIn a twenty-three minute overview, Traffic author Tom Vanderbilt explains in layman’s terms some of the reasons why traffic jams occur, and how in some ways, we can easily prevent them. I mean, who would want to actually sit in traffic? It’s horrible, so hopefully just having this knowledge will help ease congestion.

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Self-healing electronic circuits require no human intervention

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new type of self-healing polymer using autonomous healing techniques. Applying this self-healing technique to things like electronics will allow devices to ‘self-heal’ when a break occurs within the device with no human intervention at all.

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Robots controlling humans, a glimpse into the future

Something that society has grown more accustomed to when it comes to technological breakthroughs are man’s abilities to control things, such as machines or even robots. What if the roles were reversed, and man was controlled by machines? Sounds like something out of a movie, right? Well, this role reversal may not be that far off.

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